The Pope’s Lesson on Anti-Semitism

Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. last month was the sort of crossover cultural/political event that prompted media coverage that might well be compared to the first visit of The Beatles to America. Everything the Pope said or did was parsed like a biblical verse for it’s meaning, hidden or otherwise. Liberals and conservatives sparred over which side of the political divide benefited more from his statements and actions, whether it was support for action against global warming or his meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky official who went to jail to show her opposition to gay marriage. But equal attention should be given to the unambiguous statement he made this week about anti-Semitism and attacks on Israel. As a rising tide of Jew-hatred engulfs Europe and support among cultural elites for economic warfare projects whose aim is the destruction of Israel has increased, Francis has made it clear that those who attack Israel’s existence must be labeled for what they are: anti-Semites.

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The Pope’s Lesson on Anti-Semitism

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